It was last year when I had my first stroke, I woke up to find my right arm dead next to me. I should have gone to hospital but I honestly didn’t think anything about it. I knew it wasn’t right but it hadn’t clicked what had actually happened. It wasn’t until I was sat in hospital having ECG’s and various tests and the doctor mentioned TIA . It then struck home – I had had a mini stroke.
I was one of the lucky ones a stroke can be fatal or you can be left in lock -down syndrome.
The strokes ( I have had several they have robbed me of some of my strength in my right side, my self confidence, self esteem ).
The Signs Of A Stroke
1. F – Face has the face dropped one side can they smile
2. A – Can they lift their arms and keep them there. Watch for arm weakness and numbness
3. S – Speech can they talk is their speech slurred or garbled
4. T – Time if you see any of these symptoms dial 999
There is also a new on and that’s the tongue. Get the person to stick their tongue out if it is crooked or goes to one side it could be a sign of a stroke.
Don’t take any chances get help as soon as possible .
Strokes happen at any age to anyone.